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STUDY: SEEING WORK AS A ‘CALLING’ CAUSES BURNOUT

Many coaches encourage clients to find their calling, but such encouragement should come with a health warning, suggests research. Viewing work as a calling often leads to burnout and problematic behaviour, according to a study by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Sally Maitlis, professor of organisational behaviour and leadership at Oxford, said, “Because a […]

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DELOITTE: MODEST GLOBAL RISE IN WOMEN ON BOARDS

Companies with a female chief executive or board chair have almost twice as many female board members as those led by men, suggests research by professional services firm Deloitte. The fifth edition of Deloitte Global’s Women in the Boardroom: A Global Perspective publication found that women constituted 29% of board members in companies with a […]

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NEW MINDFULNESS SUMMIT AND JOURNAL LAUNCHED

Coaches, leaders and academics gathered in the Spanish mountains near Madrid on 25-26 May for the 1st International Summit for Mindfulness & Compassion at Work Speakers included Dr Megan Reitz from Ashridge who spoke on mindful leadership, Aberystwyth University’s Rachel Lilley who spoke about mindfulness and social change, and Wisdom at Work’s Dr Joel Levey […]

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UK ICF CONFERENCE: ‘CAPITALISE ON OPPORTUNITY’

By Jackee Holder The importance of the ability to thrive, flexibility and embracing difference were key themes of this year’s UK ICF conference in London Speakers included Susan Goldsworthy, award-winning author and former Olympic finalist, whose engaging, passionate and energetic keynote started the day. One takeaway from her presentation that stood out were the 5 […]

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FCC OFFERS DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR EXECUTIVE COACHING

By Liz Hall Buyers, sponsors and providers of executive coaching now have a comprehensive guide to help them define, articulate, purchase and deliver high-calibre interventions in organisations.  (FCC), a multi-stakeholder group comprising volunteers from corporates, professional bodies, academia, research bodies and Coaching at Work, has produced a guidance document setting out definitions, principles and practices for […]

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COACHING AT WORK AWARDS 2017: HAVE YOUR SAY

We’re gearing up once again for the annual Coaching at Work awards and would love our readers to help us pull together our shortlist for contenders in the following categories: Coaching at Work Article of the Year Coaching/Mentoring Person of the Year (internal) Coaching/Mentoring Person of the Year (external) Coaching Supervision Award Please email your […]

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NEW GROUP TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY CANCER

A community of professional coaches who coach people affected by cancer has been launched. The Cancer Coaching Community (CCC) seeks to enable people to deal successfully with the impact of cancer on their lives and to move forward from it in the way they need, said co-founder Barbara Babcock. She said the CCC “aspires to […]

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CO-OP: APPRENTICES BOOST TALENT

The Co-op Group plans to enable apprentices to reverse mentor ‘colleagues’ (employees) and is also looking at degree-level apprenticeships. The Group is one of a number of organisations being creative with apprenticeships to meet talent development needs. Interest in apprenticeships has increased as this month (1 May 2017) sees the UK’s Apprenticeship Levy kick in, […]

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NEWS IN BRIEF – MAY/JUNE 2017

Parental care Family-friendly working experts My Family Care has launched an online platform to help HR teams and line managers better support new and expectant parents. The Parental Leave Toolkit builds each user a tailored plan enabling and encouraging individuals going on leave and their managers and colleagues to have more informed and effective conversations […]

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